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Here is a complete list of categories for Kansas City magazine’s 2020 Best of KC Readers Choice poll.

For information on how the poll works, go here.

For digital assets you can use to campaign, go here.

For information on advertising opportunities for the nomination phase of Best of KC 2020, go here.

Nominations Open: Thursday, April 2 to Thursday, April 23

Finalist Voting: Thursday, May 14 to Thursday, June 18

 


Food and Drink

Kc Food Square

Best Restaurant

Best New Restaurant

Best Restaurant When Someone Else is Paying

Best Sandwich Shop

Best Brunch Spot

Best Mexican Restaurant

Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant/Bar

Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant

Best Gluten-Free Restaurant

Best Pub Food

Best Steakhouse

Best Barbecue

Best Ribs

Best Burnt Ends

Best Barbecue Sauce

Best BBQ Sandwich

Best Date Bar

Best Smoothie/Juice Bar

Best Downtown KCMO Bar

Best Johnson County Bar

Best Plaza/South KC Bar

Best KCK/Wyandotte County Bar

Best Westport/Midtown Bar

Best Missouri Suburbs Bar

Best Coffee Shop

Best Cinnamon Rolls

Best Gelato

Best Brewery

Best IPA

Best Winery

Best Distillery

Best Burger

Best Pizza

Best French Fries

Best Burrito

Best Sushi

Best Wings

Best Bagel

Best Korean

Best Tacos

Best Donut

Best Ice Cream

Best Greek

Best Gyro

Best Pho

Best Ramen

Best Indian

Best Italian

Best Thai

Best Bloody Mary

Best Margarita

Best Cocktail

Best Chef

Best Patio

Best Liquor Store (Kansas)

Best Liquor Store (Missouri)

Best Food Truck

Best Happy Hour

Best New Bar

Best Dive Bar

Best Sports Bar

Best LGBTQ Bar

Best Comedy Club

Best Bartender

Best Bar Staff

Best Sommelier

Best Chocolatier

Best Hot Dogs

 


Health, Beauty & Wellness

Kc Health Beauty Square

Best Float Tank

Best Soaking Pool

Best Dentist

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Best Chiropractor

Best Acupuncturist

Best Naturopath

Best Gym

Best Pilates Studio

Best Yoga Studio

Best Crossfit

Best Cycling Studio

Best Spa

Best CBD Store

Best Body Piercer

Best Tattoo Parlor

Best Hair Salon

Best Nail Salon

Best Tanning Salon

Best Hair Removal Salon

Best Barbershop

Best Eyebrow Pro

Best Botox Injector

Best Orthodontist

 


Shopping & Services

Kc Shopping Square

Best Hotel

Best Record Store

Best Toy Store

Best Craft Studio

Best Women’s Boutique

Best Men’s Boutique

Best Shoe Store

Best Jewelry Store

Best Eyeglass Shop

Best Doggie Day Care

Best Pet Store

Best Veterinary Practice

Best Clothing Resale Store

Best Antique/Vintage Store

Best Home Goods Store

Best Kitchen Store

Best Hardware Store

Best Garden Supply/Nursery

Best Flower Shop

Best Grocery Store

Best Wine Shop

Best Bottle Shop

Best Car Dealership (New)

Best Car Dealership (Used)

Best Auto Repair

Best Car Wash

Best Real Estate Agent

Best Real Estate Team

Best Interior Designer (Residential)

Best Interior Designer (Commercial)

Best Farmers Market

Best Butcher Shop

Best DUI Attorney

Best Personal Injury Attorney

Best Family Law Attorney

Best Financial Institution

Best Financial Planner

Best Heating & Air Company

Best Home Builder

Best Home Security Company

Best Insurance Agency

Best Landscaper

Best Law Firm/Lawyer

Best Limo/Party Bus Company

Best Mortgage Company

Best Moving Company

Best Personal Trainer

Best Rock Gym

Best Pest Control

Best Pet Groomer

Best Plumber/Company

Best Pool Company

Best Property Management Company

Best Realty Company

Best Roofing Company

Best Shoe Repair Store

Best Wedding Venue

Best Electrician/Company

Best Bike Shop

Best Bed & Breakfast

Best Bookstore

Best Lawn Maintenance Company

Best Senior Living Facility

 


Politics, News & Media

Kc Newsmedia Square

Best Radio Station

Best Radio Personality

Best Local Radio Show

Best Local Politician

Best Local TV Sports Anchor

Best Local TV Anchor

Best Local Meteorologist

Best Local Blog

Best Local Podcast

Best Community Activist

Best Local Band

Best Local Politician

Best Instagram Influencer

Best Local Twitter Feed

Best Philanthropist

Best Local Mascot

Best Local Pet

Best Morning Talk Show

Best Local Podcast Host

Best Local TV Personality

Best Local TV News Station

 


Culture, Sports & Entertainment

Kc Sports Ent Square

Best Casino

Best Music Venue

Best Local College Athlete

Best Athlete

Best Local Coach

Best Outdoor Music Venue

Best Music Festival

Best Arts Festival

Best Arcade

Best Local Sports Store/Outfitter

Best Karaoke

Best Trivia Night

Best Local Clothing Store

Best Running Event

Best Swimming Pool

Best Museum

Best Fountain

Best Library

Best Weekend Getaway Spot

Best Golf Course

Best Halloween Attraction

Best Christmas Attraction

Best Picnic Spot

Best Splash Pad

Best Local Charity/Foundation

Best Fundraiser Gala

Best Art Gallery

Best Art Instruction

Best Club DJ

Best Cultural Event

Best Drag Show

Best Exhibit of 2019

Best Female Vocalist

Best House/Cover Band

Best Jazz & Blues Club

Best Jazz Act

Best Karaoke Night

Best Local Actor (Movies & TV)

Best Local Actress (Movies & TV)

Best Local Actor (Live Theater)

Best Local Actress (Live Theater)

Best Local Author

Best Local Band

Best Local Comic

Best Dance Party

Best Local Hip Hop Artist

Best Local Podcast

Best Local Theater Company

Best Local Visual Artist

Best Country Music Venue

Best Male Vocalist

Best Movie Theater

Best Music Concert of 2019

Best Musician

Best Place to See Local Hip-Hop

Best Place to See Local Music

Best Recording Studio

Best Rock Music Club

Best Live Theater Venue

Best Live Theater Production

Best Bachelorette Party Venue

Best Bachelor Party Venue

 


City Life

Kc Citylife Square

Best Sports Stadium/Arena

Best Fountain

Best KCMO Neighborhood

Best Johnson County City, Village or Town

Best Missouri Suburb

Best Local Landmark

Best Tour Company

Best Annual Outdoor Event

Best Apartment Complex

Best Attraction

Best Building

Best Daycare

Best Farmers Market

Best Festival

Best Fundraising Event

Best Green Business

Best Neighborhood

Best Place of Worship

Best Dog Park

Best Country Club

Best Place to Work

Best Pop-up Market

Best Preschool

Best Private School

Best Public School

Best Public Space

Best Child Day Care

Best Animal Nonprofit

Best Civil & Human Rights Nonprofit

Best Education Nonprofit

Best Health Nonprofit

Best Disabilities Nonprofit